$10 regulated childcare spaces drives early childcare educator recruitment, retention in PEI

July 30, 2021
The Government of Canada and Government of Prince Edward Island are partnering to increase access to early childcare education and provide $10-a-day regulated childcare spaces by 2024. To meet the increased demand, the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI’s (ECDA) has scaled up recruitment and retention efforts of early childcare educators in the province, and is working with Holland College and College de l’Isle to develop programming. “[C]ommitment to the workforce and competitive wages, education opportunities — all of that while parent fees are cut in half — it’s a dream,” said ECDA interim executive director Jennifer Nangreaves. CBC | PM (Canada) (PEI)